The names of the leagues have changed, as have many of the affiliates, but Minor League baseball is still coming to hundreds of communities across North America in 2021.
Major League Baseball announced a new plan for affiliated baseball, with 120 Minor League clubs officially agreeing to join the new Professional Development League (PDL). A full list of Major League teams including Adam Hall’s Delmarva Shorebirds and their new affiliates, one for each level of full-season ball, along with a complex league (Gulf Coast and Arizona) team.
There will be a new set of standards instituted throughout the entire PDL and the affiliates at the Triple-A, Double-A, High-A, and Low-A levels. It starts with a salary increase for players throughout all four levels, ranging from 38 percent to 72 percent for the 2021 season. Facilities and player working conditions will also be upgraded and modernized to meet the needs of professional athletes and staff. There will be less in-season travel for players and coaches as well.
Hall and his Delmarva teammates will feature in the Low-A East Division.